Category: Television

AT&T Admits Overcharging DIRECTV Subs

AT&T says it will issue a credit to DIRECTV subscribers who were overcharged for regional sports channels, according to the Consumerist. The regional sports fees are supposed to be based on how many regional sports channels are available in your market; the more channels, the higher the fee. See Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices. However,

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Hulu Launches Promo Site For Live Service

Hulu has launched a new web site to promote its upcoming live streaming service as well as its current on-demand business. Called ExperienceHulu.com, the site features a video that highlights shows on some of the networks that will appear on the live service such as ESPN (Disney-owned), Fox, NBC, and CBS. Amazon’s Echo with Alexa:

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Is DIRECTV Overcharging You For Regional Sports Channels?

Do DIRECTV’s regional sports fees seem a bit arbitrary to you? If so, you’re not alone. The Consumerist reports that the satcaster is charging some subscribers higher fees depending upon their zip codes. Amazon: Roku Ultra streaming player: $122. The regional sports fees are supposed to be based on how many regional sports channels are available

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Hearst Slams Dish; Denies Charges

Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb has written an ‘open letter’ to Dish in which the broadcasting executive denies the satcaster’s allegation that Hearst is unwilling to negotiate an end to their now 11-day-old fee fight. Amazon: HDTV Indoor Antenna: $29.99. The letter, posted yesterday at Hearst station web sites, references a video released last week

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Hulu Live to Carry 6 A&E Networks, But Not Viacom

Hulu Live, the company’s upcoming live streaming service, will carry six A&E networks at launch, according to Bloomberg News. The channels are A&E, History Channel, Lifetime (Project Runway, pictured), Lifetime Movie Network, FYI and Viceland. See the amazing Alexa on Amazon’s Echo. Hulu Live, which is expected to begin service this fall with 40 channels

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DIRECTV Adds a New HD Channel

DIRECTV has added the outdoors channel, The Pursuit Channel, in High-Definition. The network, which is on channel 604 on DIRECTV, airs shows of interest to enthusiasts of competitive shooting, fishing and hunting. DIRECTV is only the second major TV provider to offer Pursuit in high-def. (Verizon is the other; the smaller cable TV service, Centurylink,

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Feds to Let DIRECTV Off the Hook On Dodgers TV Lawsuit?

News and Analysis AT&T is close to a settlement with the Justice Department to resolve the government’s claim that DIRECTV (now owned by AT&T) engaged in an illegal campaign to prevent SportsNet LA from being carried by the major TV providers in the Los Angeles market, reports The Los Angeles Times. However, The Times writes

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Sling TV Charges $5 a Month For DVR On Amazon Devices

Sling TV has expanded its ‘cloud DVR’ service from Roku streaming devices to Amazon tablets and Fire TV streaming devices. The live streaming service says Amazon device owners will have to pay $5 a month for 50 hours of recording storage. Roku owners, who have had access to 100 hours of recording storage capacity on Sling

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